Based on the German style Schwarzbier, Schwarzschmied Lagerbier has the lightness of lager with a subtle bitterness.
While it has roots in Mumme ale, the first recorded Schwarzbier was produced in 1543 which used lager yeast rather than ale yeast. This seemingly odd mixture gives it qualities we would not usually expect of a dark beer. By being bubblier like a lager, while having dark malts to add a deeper flavour we get mix the best qualities of a stout and lager. This creates a fresh, easy to drink beer that has a hint charcoal like bitterness that is not overpowering.
Schwarzschmied Lagerbier should come out about 4-5%, don’t worry if yours is slightly different so long as it tastes good.
Supplied with kit
1 Large Grain Muslin bag.
2 Sterillising Tablets
Required (not supplied)
Pot of a minimum 6 litres volume
8 500ml bottles